“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan
The Lord gave me a premonition last year for 2018, as he did at the end of 2013 for the following year. (Side note: I’d like to remind you all, the Lord is ever merciful and gracious all the time, no matter what happens.) I haven’t yet begun to appreciate these presentiments because I’m not sure what to do with it. Do I share this with others? Do I keep it to myself? Do I bury it? Do I let it consume me? What happens next? Do I pray against it? These are all the questions I wonder about.
Last month, I found myself asking God, “how much more must one endure in a lifetime?” I was reminded, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). God’s peace is indescribable.
No Escaping Sisters
We’ve been taught by the church that when we give our hearts to Christ, we will live a better life and things will get better. This is a lie! Our problems don’t magically disappear, life doesn’t magically get easier, we don’t get to escape life’s hardships and struggles, or pains simply because we are Christ followers. Its quite the opposite, and he tells us, what we can expect in his WORD- the Bible.
I met a sister in Christ for dinner today. This meeting was scheduled about 2 weeks ago. We hadn’t talked in over 3 years and the enemy didn’t want us to connect. I woke up with a sore throat, sick, and just not feeling good. However, I didn’t want to flake because I rescheduled yesterday. I felt like God wanted me to be there for her, yet she was there for me. She ended up confirming in the Spirit realm what I knew was manifesting in the physical realm. (Some of you who are reading this may not understand what I’m saying because it concerns spiritual things.) I’m so thankful for her being obedient to the Holy Spirit. It confirms God does hear my prayers, he is revealing himself to me, and he is going to continue to do a good work in my life and my family’s life.
Prayer of Blessings
Lord, I thank you for always showing up and using willing vessels to show your love, faithfulness, and compassion. Your timing is perfect. God bless my sister in Christ and her family.
In His Grip,
September 3, 2018